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Alexander Kicks Off ‘Little Plaid Blog’ to Chronicle TN Bus Tour

Press release from the Campaign for Lamar Alexander for U.S. Senate; July 25, 2014:

NASHVILLE – Lamar Alexander today announced the launch of his “Little Plaid Blog” where he will chronicle his 35-stop bus tour across Tennessee. He released the following statement:

“When I walked across Tennessee in my campaign for governor, I met Tennesseans who I still know and who still help me provide Washington with a steady supply of common sense. On my two-week, 35-stop bus tour I will continue my travels across the state, seeing old friends and making new ones – and I’d like to share this time with you.

“Starting today, I welcome you to Lamar Alexander’s Little Plaid Blog, where I’ll record the people, events and doses of Tennessee common sense that I come across on my bus tour. I’ll share photos, videos, news from the road and thoughts on what Tennessee has to teach Washington about how to follow conservative principles and solve our country’s biggest challenges.”

Go to to follow the “Little Plaid Blog.”

The tour builds on the rest of the efforts by Alexander’s campaign for re-election, which include a TV ad showing Alexander sparring with President Obama over Obamacare; a TV ad about Alexander fighting against the Obama administration acting like a de facto national school board; endorsement ads by former U.S. Senator Fred Thompson and former presidential candidate and Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee; and a series of radio ads featuring community leaders across Tennessee.

Read about and watch the Obamacare ad here.

Read about and watch the education ad here.

Read about and watch the Thompson ad here.

Read about and watch the Huckabee ad here.

Read about and listen to the radio ads here.

The Alexander campaign is chaired by Congressman Jimmy Duncan, with co-chairmen Governor Bill Haslam, U.S. Senator Bob Corker, Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, Speaker Beth Harwell, as well as Congressmen Blackburn, Roe, Black, Fincher, and Fleischmann.

The campaign’s Honorary Co-Chairmen include former U.S. Senators Howard Baker (1925-2014), Bill Brock, Bill Frist and Fred Thompson, as well as former Governors Winfield Dunn and Don Sundquist.Serving as Honorary Co-Chairs of the Statewide Committee to Elect Lamar Alexander are all 13 living former state Republican Party chairs.